Fast out of the water at the recent Hy-Vee Triathlon in Des Moines – Rocket Science Sports presented a new World Triathlon Corp (WTC) approved swim skin. The Rocket 2Skin uses several technologies to ensure a smooth, fast swim. Each suit is laser cut and ultrasonic welded from RSS 0.0 fabric, a lightweight material with compression and low drag characteristics. Thermoflex panels maintain flexibility while optimizing thermal regulation, and dimples are strategically arranged to reduce pressure drag during the swim.
The Rocket 2Skin was designed by aerospace engineer Marcin Sochacki, owner of Rocket Science Sports, based out of Austin, Texas. “We test everything to ensure that our ideas on paper translate into performance in the real world,” he said.
Since WTC modified the rules for non-wetsuit legal apparel ahead of the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championships, Rocket Science Sports modified its already fast Rocket Skin to meet the new requirements. Rocket Science Sports has accelerated production of the redesigned Rocket 2Skin to ensure that athletes at the championships in Vegas, and Kona, Hawaii, will have the fastest legal skins when it counts the most.
The Rocket 2Skin became available for demos and purchase at the Ironman 70.3 Championships last weekend in Nevada, as well as at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii at the Rocket Science Sports booth.
Josh Amberger, a Rocket Science Sports sponsored athlete, entered the water at the Hy-Vee 5150 Championship with a purpose. The 22 year old Aussie has been leaving his mark on the 5150 series this season with several podium finishes. Notable among these was his second place finish in Zurich, just ahead of Chris McCormack. “My main goal was to take home the US$20,000 swim prime, to be honest,” he said. “And my new Rocket 2Skin was brilliant – it was definitely the fastest suit I’ve worn.”